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ERIC Number: EJ911840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1092-1206
Science Seeker: A New Model for Teaching Information Literacy to Entry-Level Biology Undergraduates
Petzold, Jacquelyn; Winterman, Brian; Montooth, Kristi
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n63 Fall 2010
In order to integrate library instruction seamlessly into an introductory biology course, two librarians collaborated with a biology faculty member to create a three-part series of instruction sessions known as the Science Seeker. The Science Seeker taught students about the structure of scientific information by tracing the path that discoveries take from the laboratory to the textbook. By using concepts from the course, students learned about biology while simultaneously learning information literacy skills as a central communication skill for scientists. This article describes the planning, execution, and evaluation of this unique approach to course-based library instruction for science majors. (Contains 2 tables.)
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A